Determination of evolutionary relationships among sheep breeds using microsatellites.

  title={Determination of evolutionary relationships among sheep breeds using microsatellites.},
  author={Fiona C. Buchanan and Luke J Adams and Roger P. Littlejohn and Jillian F. Maddox and Allan M. Crawford},
  volume={22 2},
Eight ovine microsatellite loci were amplified in 40 to 50 unrelated individuals from six sheep populations representing five breeds: Romney, Border Leicester, Suffolk, Awassi, and both Australian and New Zealand Merino. For all of the microsatellite loci analyzed, there were highly significant differences in allele frequencies between samples from the different breeds. The allele frequencies generated can be used to determine the breed of an individual, given that it comes from one of the… CONTINUE READING